Guidelines - Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children
The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Grant
2015-2016 Guidelines
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is committed to supporting community-based initiatives
providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the
patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible,
coordinated, and family-centered way. HSHC supports this goal through its Grants targeting children up
to age 18.
HSHC Grants are one-year matching grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in
the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access
children. Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-one dental visit and
providing care to special needs patients.
HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to:
o Child oral health care
o Clinic supplies, instruments and equipment,
o Salary,
o Education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.
All expense items must have clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care and a direct link to the
Dental Home.
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children does not fund indirect costs. This policy is applied to all single-year
Private practices providing care to the underserved are ineligible to apply.
HSHC Grant funds must be expended within 12 months of award. Grants will be issued June 2016.
Must be a United States /U.S. Territory applicant/organization providing care to children in the U.S. or a
U.S. Territory.
Priority is given to projects with pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a
general dentist must be involved for funding consideration.
Jerome B. Miller, D.D.S., Center for Philanthropy & Leadership Development
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, Illinois 60611 • • 312-337-2169
Applying organization must have matching funds equal to the requested grant amount at the time the
application is submitted. Matching funds can either be cash or in-kind.
Qualified applicants/organizations include, but are not limited to:
Nonprofit organizations, Includes but not limited to 501(c)(3) and 501 (c)(6)
Local health jurisdictions
County health departments
Hospitals and clinics
State government agencies
Colleges/schools of dentistry
Colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only)
National, state and local dental societies
o When completing the Letter of Intent, keep in mind that reviewers are current practicing or
academia pediatric dentists. The reviewers are well versed in the oral health care needs of children
in general. It is important to discuss your community child oral health care issues and needs,
versus general child oral health care needs and statistics.
o A priority of HSHC is to provide a Dental Home to children through the Grant program. The
AAPD defines the Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient,
inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible,
coordinated, and family-centered way.
o Grantees will be paired with an HSHC pediatric dental consultant for the 12 months of the grant
award. The consultant will provide support and guidance to grantees.
There are many AAPD approved oral health educational resources, both print and video, available to
grantees at little to no cost. These resources include:
o American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry:;;;
o American Dental Association:
o American Academy of Pediatrics:
o National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center:
o Washington State’s ABCD program:
o Michigan’s Point of Light Program:
o North Carolina’s Baby Oral Health Program:
o Oral Health America:
To be considered for Grant support, qualified applicants/organizations must:
o Complete an HSHC Letter of Intent (LOI) through the following website:
o Submit organization current year income and expense statement within the above website (this is
a one page document that states your organization’s income, expenses and net assets.)
o The LOI deadline is 11:59 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 3, 2015.
***A confirmation receipt is emailed at the time of submission to the applicant. It is the applicant’s
responsibility to ensure that materials have been submitted and confirmed through the online
system by the published deadline.
Applicants with the most competitive Letters of Intent will be asked to submit a full application to
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children. Requests for full applications will be issued to qualified
applicants no later than October 19, 2015. Invited proposals will be due in November.
HSHC awards a defined number of Grants each year, based on available funds. Grant requests made by
qualified applicants can be denied due to funding limitations and other considerations. Once made, all
award decisions are final. Non-funded applicants are encouraged to resubmit in the future.
If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact Tracey Schilligo, Grants &
Corporate Relations Manager, at [email protected] or (312) 337-2169.
Revised April 2015